The decision to triple the cost of a planning appeal from £400 to £1200 has been reversed by Minister for the Environment, Deputy Luce, just weeks before the issue was to be raised in the States by St Helier Deputy Scott Wickenden.  The new appeal system brought in last year, was intended to make appealing planning decisions cheaper, fairer and quicker and the massive fee increase had been viewed as prohibitively expensive by many. Click here to read the full article.

An applicant can appeal against a decision if they have been refused planning or building permission or they disagree with a condition attached to a planning or building permission; or they own or occupy a building or land where a building, place or tree has been listed. A neighbour can also appeal if they've made a written statement about a neighbour's application where planning permission has been granted, and they live or have an interest in land within 50m of the application site.

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